Ingrid Hess

Ingrid Hess

Ingrid Hess has been a visiting associate professor of graphic design at the University of Notre Dame since fall of 2008. She teaches typography and professional practice to undergraduates and works with graduate students as well. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Hess designs, illustrates and writes children’s books. Her most recent book, Think Fair Trade First, is the first book available for children on the topic of Fair Trade. Her book, Sleep in Peace, won the Rodda award, an award given by the Church & Synagogue Library Association which “recognizes a book that exhibits excellence in writing and has contributed significantly to congregational libraries through promotion of spiritual growth.” This distinction is given to a children’s book every three years. Most recently Hess has spent time in Kenya creating art for the new Riley Mother & Baby hospital, a hospital which serves many people who are suffering from HIV.